Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Free-when you use renewables and do home generation, the savings from not paying utility companies is likely spent in the locale where the savings occur.
And yep, you guessed it, it would create a few million jobs implementing the renewables. Of course, those would all be local jobs, nothing for Exxon/Mobil or Con Ed, but even worse it would become necessary to maintain the renewables at a local level.
Some people wouldn't spend their savings and stick them in banks. I'm not sure I like that part, but local credit unions would be OK.
And then there are those, like yourself, who like Global Warming and don't think we should make jobs and mitigate it simultaneously. I'll have to get a truckload of sand delivered to my place and stick my head deep in it to see your perspective, you know , like an ostrich. You and j-mac.
Very cool stuff..
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